150 W contemporary-entry

150 W

Located in Toronto’s Beaches district, 150_W addresses the challenges of maximizing southern exposure within an east-west oriented mid-lot while exploring opportunities for extended outdoor living spaces designed for the Canadian climate. The building’s plan and section is focused around a south-facing side-yard terrace creating an L-shaped cantilevered volume which helps shelter it from the winter winds while leaving it open to the warmth of the winter sun. This side terrace engages the site and home both spatially and environmentally, extending the interior living environment to a protected outdoor space for year-round use, while providing the framework for integrated passive design strategies.
Architect: nkA
Photography: Peter A. Sellar / www.photoklik.com

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May 15, 2014
arleneclausen wrote:
Love the handrails. Where did you get them? Material is durable?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The concrete steps, integrated with the wall separating them from the driveway and planter beds, reminds me of Carlos Scarpa's Olivetti Showroom in Venice, one of the most beautiful modern stairs ever.
The partial-height concrete wall is an important element, as it defines the edge of the entry path up the stairs and clearly separates the path from the car and driveway below. An open guardrail would have resulted in a muddled approach.

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Jason added this to exteriors
January 20, 2015
Neat way of cribbing concrete stairs.
maring1960 added this to maring1960's Ideas
January 16, 2015
Safe landing
kathirid added this to kathirid's Ideas
January 16, 2015
Porch rail
7smokey7 added this to RAIL DETAIL
January 11, 2015
enrty rail
prevostsandra added this to Entrance
January 11, 2015
Katie Spenner added this to landscape
January 6, 2015
stair railing
joseymaria added this to joseymaria's Ideas
December 15, 2014
maui22 added this to maui22's Ideas
December 6, 2014
Concrete stairs for lighting
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November 30, 2014
Ellen Gargiulo added this to landscaping
November 11, 2014
For the backyard replace existing
papoian added this to papoian's Ideas
November 9, 2014
patrickmautloa added this to patrickmautloa's ideas
November 5, 2014
solution to entrance stairway
sdkk57 added this to sdkk57's Ideas
October 31, 2014
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October 31, 2014
eloisada added this to K&E Home
October 29, 2014
barandal exterior
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October 28, 2014
bernie9711 added this to bernie9711's Ideas
October 19, 2014
Dream home exterior
Mikkelson Builders added this to dahms new home
October 15, 2014
railing and indent at bottom of steps
bangslake added this to bangslake's ideas
October 12, 2014
Nice short steps
Amy Farahi added this to Front Door & Rails
October 9, 2014
perfect example
yorkshir9 added this to New House
October 6, 2014
Use of Concrete
luckypawa added this to luckypawa's Ideas
October 5, 2014
Outdoor handrails
tgroup7 added this to tgroup7's ideas
September 28, 2014
love this handrail
bellabppo added this to Railings
September 23, 2014
Jean Ricardo de Souza added this to jeanricardo_desouza's ideas
September 16, 2014
made it a marquise
Katie LaRosa added this to exterior
September 15, 2014
update to the front
Maria Eugenia Flores added this to pisos
September 14, 2014
mattfriend05 added this to entry steps
September 12, 2014
Concrete style
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September 12, 2014
andrealgraham added this to patio
September 9, 2014
conc vs wod
cksbender added this to Patio Ideas
August 31, 2014
railing for step
katzela added this to Landscape Ideas
August 27, 2014
Undercut in stairs makes them look like they are floating”
uecallday added this to Modern Exteriors
August 23, 2014
Easy Floating detail in base of risers. looks bad ass
kwendorf added this to Front Entrance
August 23, 2014
Simple Rails
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August 11, 2014
guymer22 added this to guymer22's Ideas
August 5, 2014
Front steps
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August 4, 2014
Beton pour escalier
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August 4, 2014
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August 3, 2014
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August 2, 2014
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July 23, 2014
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July 21, 2014
salsasgirl added this to garden
July 18, 2014
Beveled edge concrete
KIII Inc added this to Heritage Harbor Railings
July 16, 2014
This is an idea for the front entry stoop and hand rail. I like the floating tread look created by the toe space reveal
vimonjason added this to Exterior
July 10, 2014
good brick pattern
nancy2bs added this to cement outside steps
July 5, 2014
poured steps and planters attached
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July 3, 2014
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June 29, 2014
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June 8, 2014
Piso y concreto de pared
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June 5, 2014
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June 4, 2014
Privacy wall for a hot tube?
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June 3, 2014
shadow detail, bevelled edges
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June 3, 2014
negative detail
mountainandsurf added this to front porch
May 24, 2014
Jigsaw Interior design added this to serdons's Ideas
May 24, 2014
Rail and concrete
athakkkar1 added this to Stairs
May 22, 2014
Great use of concrete
kevinmccafferty added this to kevinmccafferty's Ideas
May 22, 2014
Concrete front steps. Simple design
catherinenelson added this to Retaining walls
May 21, 2014
Steel railing
zongzi added this to Exterior Ideas
May 19, 2014
entrance handle can be like this. Entrance steps can be this sharp.
jjmclam added this to Ideas
May 16, 2014
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May 16, 2014
color ladrillo
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April 30, 2014
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April 27, 2014
Concrete metal rail
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April 22, 2014
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April 21, 2014
facades concrete entrance
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April 15, 2014
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April 15, 2014
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April 14, 2014
Erin Lantz added this to erin_lantz1426842's Ideas
April 11, 2014
Concrete details
joebragg added this to joebragg's Ideas
April 10, 2014
Concrete steps outside going up to terrace !
Stephanie Ripley added this to outdoor decor/accessories
April 7, 2014
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April 7, 2014
Hand rail exterior
Ilona Lūžienė added this to Laiptai
April 7, 2014
jadoug added this to jadoug's ideas
April 6, 2014
Concept - dark wood deck (about same color as house, but darker with plum risers
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March 30, 2014
wynne9 added this to entryway
March 29, 2014
mamastardust added this to mamastardust's Ideas
March 27, 2014
anarojas added this to Great Porch
March 25, 2014
Cool steps
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March 21, 2014
Cristobal Gálvez added this to webuser_77570's Ideas
March 19, 2014
ktirving added this to ktirving's ideas
March 15, 2014
entrance steps, one big slab??
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March 14, 2014
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March 14, 2014
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March 13, 2014
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March 10, 2014
Hand rail & steps
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March 6, 2014
Steps towards kitchen door
erinvale added this to erinvale's ideas
March 1, 2014
like railing
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February 28, 2014
wood panel
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February 25, 2014
mix of materials
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February 24, 2014
concrete stairs
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February 19, 2014
railing sleek
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February 16, 2014
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February 15, 2014
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February 13, 2014
Nanci Boutet added this to stairs
February 13, 2014
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February 12, 2014
wood color, lights in wood beams, stairs and rail
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February 8, 2014
Outside stairs concrete
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February 6, 2014
Warm modern
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February 4, 2014
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February 2, 2014
Stephen Walsh added this to Entry and Stairs
February 2, 2014
Like concrete
tsknightiii added this to Exterior stairs
January 30, 2014
And what if we had such steps going up, from the creek side of the house, and bricked the side to match the chimney?
theraj_b added this to theraj_b's Ideas
January 28, 2014
Love detail in concrete steps with railing and color
tgash38 added this to Outside looks
January 27, 2014
Magnus Saxegaard added this to Outdoor stairs
January 26, 2014
Wall one side, hand rail other makes more open
Jochem van Woensel added this to Home
January 25, 2014
Concrete chairs
Owen Landscape Architect added this to peter_owen's ideas
January 21, 2014
Clever how the tread becomes the wall!
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January 19, 2014
stair balluster
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January 18, 2014
egmjpb added this to Kitchen
January 17, 2014
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January 16, 2014
planter incorporated into steps different lengths
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January 14, 2014
Entry stairs
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January 12, 2014
Ellie Alexandropoulos added this to ellie_alexandropoulos's ideas
January 11, 2014
intermove added this to nice view
January 11, 2014
Good space look
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January 10, 2014
stucco wood steel and concrete!
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January 10, 2014
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January 6, 2014
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January 4, 2014
exterior concrete
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January 1, 2014
cciotti added this to Taura & Jeffery's book ...
December 31, 2013
The staggered part.
btelian added this to btelian's ideas
December 29, 2013
Simple steel hand rail, clean
Praccis added this to Angelus
December 18, 2013
Stairs, concrete work
kennedak added this to Exterior Ideas
December 8, 2013
johnnyt added this to johnnyt's ideas
December 8, 2013
Semi floating steps
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December 6, 2013
simple and elegant
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December 5, 2013
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December 4, 2013
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December 2, 2013
floating stairs
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November 24, 2013
Dark gray brick
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November 24, 2013
concrete wall
Omey Wood added this to my new idea book
November 19, 2013
l8arrival added this to Outdoor landscaping
November 11, 2013
concrete steps with reveal at bottom of riser
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November 10, 2013
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November 9, 2013
stphn29 added this to stphn29's ideas
November 9, 2013
modern design
tkanthony added this to Stair rails
October 25, 2013
Really like this
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
jkboyd added this to new house
October 22, 2013
1431 added this to steps design combination
October 20, 2013
steps design
pahawkins123 added this to Hand Rail
October 14, 2013
Simple rail
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October 9, 2013
entry steps
Strandberg Construction Inc added this to Channel Landing
October 1, 2013
Clean lines
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September 28, 2013
recessed stair detail
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September 27, 2013
folded wall-step
Kristi Schwesinger added this to handrail / concrete steps
September 25, 2013
simple flat bar handrail & open side stair (no low edge wall)
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September 25, 2013
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September 18, 2013
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September 15, 2013
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September 13, 2013
owlhouse added this to exterior handrails
September 12, 2013
minimal handrail
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September 4, 2013
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September 1, 2013
great mix of materials
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September 1, 2013
Material texture
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August 23, 2013
Honor Homes added this to Lyon Lake House
August 22, 2013
Love the stair rail!
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August 21, 2013
stephen mc elroy added this to 24th st
August 18, 2013
rear stairs
edrod added this to edrod's ideas
August 17, 2013
Modern entry
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August 16, 2013
estee_nj added this to estee_nj's Ideas
August 13, 2013
Metal handrail attached to the front of the steps
lilyroo added this to Patio Ideas
August 9, 2013
undercut in concrete steps makes them look like they are floating
Erin Tassoulas Design and Contracting added this to new house design
August 8, 2013
Steps design
thebilns added this to thebilns's Ideas
August 7, 2013
Cool exterior
athoskasapi added this to athoskasapi's Ideas
August 6, 2013
elegant steel handrail
mcfmckain added this to Basement Stairs
August 4, 2013
Three steps then long step
homereno11 added this to patio deck
August 4, 2013
Stairs down side of house
ishelleyi added this to ishelleyi's Ideas
July 29, 2013
Outside entrance stairs
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July 26, 2013
judkartor added this to judkartor's ideas
July 25, 2013
Ceiling wood color
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July 25, 2013
afarrer9 added this to front entry
July 24, 2013
railing, and indent at bottom of stairs
lincristobal added this to Casa Cristobal
July 13, 2013
John Jordan added this to Hatfield
July 12, 2013
wood soffit
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July 12, 2013
Wood accents in entryway
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July 8, 2013
Concrete stairs
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July 8, 2013
stair exterior
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July 7, 2013
Lots of texture and materials
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July 5, 2013
simple railing
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July 5, 2013
Exterior Detail
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June 23, 2013
Cement, metal.
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June 23, 2013
kourtneysalvatori added this to Exterior Ideas
June 19, 2013
Nice option for the brick
Ethan Nicodemus added this to contemporary
June 16, 2013
The con­crete steps, in­te­grated with the wall sep­a­rat­ing them from the drive­way and planter beds, re­minds me of Car­los Scarpa's Olivetti Show­room in Venice, one of the most beau­ti­ful mod­ern stairs ever.
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June 14, 2013
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June 12, 2013
Good Filling
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June 10, 2013
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June 10, 2013
Cool house on the inside
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June 9, 2013
exposed concrete
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June 5, 2013
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June 3, 2013
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May 31, 2013
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May 31, 2013
exterior to patio
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May 31, 2013
escada exterior
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